Outdoor recreation participation rate percentage in the U.S. 2017, by age

This statistic shows the percentage of people who participated at least once in an outdoor activity from 2007 to 2017, by age group. 61 percent of the respondents aged 6 to 12 years participated at least once in an outdoor activity in 2017.

Share of people participating in outdoor activities in the United States from 2007 to 2017, by age group

6-12 years13-17 years18-24 years25-44 years45+ years
200767%64%58%54%39%
200864%61%54%53%38%
200962%60%55%54%39%
201062%61%56%54%38%
201163%62%57%55%38%
201263%60%57%57%38%
201364%60%58%56%38%
201463%60%56%56%37%
201563%59%57%56%37%
201662%59%57%56%38%
201761%58%57%56%37%
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Source

Release date

July 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2017

Number of respondents

30,999 respondents

Age group

6 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

A participant in outdoor recreation is defined as an individual who took part in one or more of 40 outdoor activities at least once during 2011/2012. Included in those 40 activities are, for example, backpacking, bicycling, surfing and fishing.

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